January 9th, Atlanta, GA - ZAP Technologies, the leading provider of full lifecycle test automation solutions for mobile, rich internet applications (RIA), Apple and Unix applications today announced a formal strategic partnership with Tekstrom Inc. an information technology company focused in the niche segment of software testing life cycle since its inception and is based in Newark, Delaware with offices in Chicago – Illinois, Brampton- Canada, Amritsar & Bangalore – India.
Tekstrom‘s Software Testing and Quality Assurance practice with focus on Test Automation brings diverse expertise in QA to a global customer base and, like ZAP, is a Certified Business Partner with HP, the leading Automated Software Testing Tools provider. Under this agreement, Tekstrom will resell the extensive portfolio of ZAP products and services, including ZAP-fiX, the industry leading full lifecycle mobile application testing suite that seamlessly extends the functionality, management and reporting capabilities of HP’s market leading Quick Test Professional (QTP), enabling the rapid application transformations to corporate mobile network and device infrastructures that is one of today’s critical initiatives for global organizations in finance, insurance, healthcare, retail, technology and other key markets as they rapidly adopt mobile technologies to reach new markets and increase revenues.
“We are extremely excited to build this relationship with Tekstrom for many important reasons, but are particularly attracted to our common cultures and histories as HP Software partners and the incredible QA and testing expertise that Tekstrom brings to our collaboration on a worldwide basis. We both strongly believe that as corporations increasingly develop and deploy key business and commercial applications to diverse and dynamic mobile platforms in order to increase revenues and competitive position, it is critical that they can collaborate with vendor partners that bring more than technology alone, but can demonstrate expertise and experience throughout the entire delivery and testing environment. Both ZAP and Tekstrom can immediately take a seat across the table from customer QTP experts and speak a common language,” said Alex Chernyak, Founder and CTO of ZAP.
“As an organization with a strong legacy and reputation for delivery of consistently high quality expert QA & testing services to our corporate customers, we are increasingly being asked to assist and consult on major application migrations to mobile devices and infrastructures. We have assessed the marketplace for tools and partners that can help us deliver effective responses to these demands, and selected ZAP and ZAP-fiX for a number of key reasons. Primarily, unlike other options, ZAP provides a true portfolio of testing platforms, all delivering the same consistent functional capabilities, from emulators to real devices to device clusters delivered as a hardware/software combination; truly a full application delivery lifecycle solution. Also, with customer concerns about security and integrity of confidential data, like QTP, ZAP-fiX is installed as a software product, in-house and within a company’s security protections,” said Harpreet Minhas, Chief Promoting Officer (CPO) of Tekstrom Inc. “We look forward to a long and successful partnership”.
ZAP Technologies Introduces Real Device Test Automation
ZAP Technologies has been developing and delivering leading consulting services through HP Software for more than a decade. ZAP's specialty is designing best practices around QA management, test automation, performance validation, and application management utilizing HP software products. ZAP experts are actively involved in and work closely with HP Software research and development and product marketing teams on the latest product innovations.
Recognizing and understanding the need for automated testing for mobile apps, ZAP Technologies has developed a solution called ZAP-fiX (ZPX) that extends the HP Quality Center or HP Application Lifecycle Management desktop testing environment to many mobile platforms: iPhone, iPad, WebOS, Android, BlackBerry, Windows Mobile®, Mac OS, and Unix.